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Plasmonic organic solar cell employing Au NP:PEDOT:PSS doped rGO

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Abstract

We demonstrate the first facile synthetic process to prepare a highly promising composite material by combining our frequently used p-type conducting polymer poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) poly(styrenesulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS) and reduced graphene oxide (rGO), and further employed the composite as a hole transport layer (HTL) in plasmonic organic solar cells. The conductivity of the PEDOT:PSS:rGO mixture can be tuned by varying the concentration of rGO in the PEDOT:PSS solution. Ultimately, the integration of gold nanoparticles (Au NPs) in the PEDOT:PSS:rGO plasmonic organic solar cell demonstrated a 9.34% improvement in the power conversion efficiency (PCE), measured using an AM1.5 G solar simulator at 100 mW cm−2 light illumination intensity to generate localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR). The enhanced performance was caused by local enrichment of the electromagnetic field surrounding the Au NPs.

Graphical abstract: Plasmonic organic solar cell employing Au NP:PEDOT:PSS doped rGO

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Submitted
14 Feb 2015
Accepted
24 Feb 2015
First published
24 Feb 2015

RSC Adv., 2015,5, 23892-23899
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Plasmonic organic solar cell employing Au NP:PEDOT:PSS doped rGO

S. J. Lee, J. Kim, Abd. R. B. Mohd Yusoff and J. Jang, RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 23892
DOI: 10.1039/C5RA02878G

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